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Strange Interpretations

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine aesthetic eccentricity as an emergent feature of identity formation during this new age and traces its trajectory throughout the Edo ... More


Strange Thoughts: A Confluence of Intellectual Heterodoxies

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter further contextualizes aesthetic eccentricity through a discussion of intellectual eccentricity, a parallel phenomenon that crystallized in the eighteenth century. After problematizing ... More


Eccentrics of Recent Times and Social Value: Biography Reinvents the Eccentric

W. Puck Brecher

in The Aesthetics of Strangeness: Eccentricity and Madness in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836665
eISBN:
9780824871116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836665.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces and compares three of the earliest biographical compilations of eccentrics:Hōsa kyōshaden (Biographies of Nagoya madmen, 1778); Ochiguri monogatari (Fallen chestnuts tales, ... More


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